Dynamq to grace Mothers’ Day reggae festival
South Sudanese dancehall artist and DJ Kennedy Lorya, better known by his stage name Dynamq, will grace the stage with a performance on World Mothers Day.
‘‘Those Days in Nairobi’’ singer will be performing alongside Sanyu Cindy of Uganda in what they have dubbed the Mothers’ Day Reggae Festival in Juba on Sunday, May 8.
“The mother is the backbone of everything, without a mother I don’t know how I could exist,” Dynamq told journalists at a press briefing in Juba on Monday.
For Dynamq, Mother’s Day is a great day to reflect on the power of our mothers.
“The mothers know what to do, when to do it, and how to do it,” he says. “I have so much love and respect for mothers. They are the superstars, superheroes of the world.”
Coming back home
Dynamic and his family fled the country when the conflict started in Sudan and relocated to Nairobi, Kenya, where his mother was hospitalised following an aircraft accident in Sudan.
He says he grew up in Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya, where life was pretty difficult for him and his family.
Kawangware is one of Nairobi’s sprawling slums with serious insecurity. To stay out of trouble, Dynamq took to playing football and singing at local talent events.
Then he stretched his singing to Sunday school in the church.
“When you trust in your talent, and you believe in yourself and put God first anything is possible,” he says.
His first significant stage performance was at the King Lions Sounds ‘Rasta Festival’ in Nairobi in 1996.
Dynamq has shared the stage with a number of big names in reggae music such as Wayne Wonder, Buju Banton, Jabali Afrika, Beenie Man, Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Wayne Wonder, and The Roots, King Yellowman, The Wailers Band, John Browns Body, Luciano.
So far Dynamq still Tours & also has a good reputation as an entertainer. He will perform on Mother’s Day alongside Cindy Sanyu of Uganda.
Some of the songs by Dynamq
• Those Days in Nairobi
• Sad for You
• Boogie Rock
• Inner city war
• Jere Jere • Lucky you (diss to nanko)